Daily Archives: 6 Jun ’13

6 June 1863: “I will have more and better opportunities at Mobile for getting in the blockade business If I do not go out for a Georgia Company.”

Item description: Letter, 6 June 1863, from George Washington Gift to his fiancee Ellen Augusta Shackelford. Gift writes a few days after the 27 May 1863 explosion that destroyed the ship on which he had been serving (the gunboat C.S.S. Chattahoochee). George … Continue reading

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